Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway


“The best fictional report of the Spanish Civil War that we possess,” wrote Anthony Burgess. High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco’s rebels.

This novel is one of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’.

Paperback, 496pp
Vintage Classics, 1999 (1940)
ISBN 9780099289821